Forging a Shackle.
scarf of the form shown ate, by drawing down at the point and
The eyes are next formed by taking a welding ^ heat,
round a mandril rather smaller than the finished size of
and velding with hammer as at D. A flat face, E, is used
to smoothen, and a finishing mandril is driven through the hole
as at F. These operations being performed on each eye, we have
fee shackle admnced to the stage G. Daly one more heat is
necessary to bend the rod to the* proper form round the
beak3 and the finishing stroke is given on a block (H) which
as a template to define the distance between the eyes.